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Hi Guys,

I’m planning to go to Melbourne and Sydney for holidays (Sep and Oct) this year and I am a little worried about the increasing number of ross river virus cases in Australia right now. Online I only read about reported ross river cases between October to April in the last few years. Are mosquitos near Sydney and Melbourne only active in this season? Or are they active from May to October nevertheless?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi All!

Heres the deal:

Girlfriend is studying abroad in Brisbane. She has spring break September 26th - October 4th. I'd like to fly in on September 24th or September 25th. (I'm living in New Orleans) I'd then like to fly out of Australia that would get me back to New Orleans October 7th. Therefore, optimally we would like to go on a trip through her entire break that would be great, romantic with some fun action packed activities (if possible.) Places that we would love to go:

  1. Sydney
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Hi all

We're going to be in the Brisbane area for 4 nights in November. We plan on visiting Australia Zoo, Moreton Island and maybe Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary if time. Was just wondering, are we best to stay in the city? Or would Sunshine Coast be better? Or would we be wise to move around a bit?

What would you recommend?

Thanks in advance

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Planning a trip in Noosa these coming months with the family. There are couple of Hasting accommodations for tours we saw. We are almost into getting this Noosa tour package, of which we are keen of Sunshine Coast, Noosa trip.

But we are still considering which one is best for family of 4. I think tour will be convenient since we got kids really small (5 and 7 y/o). Thanks for those who will share.

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Hello, everyone!
I am a recent college graduate from the United States, who opted out of pursuing a full-time job in order to optimize my youth and submerge myself into a different culture! I will be landing in Melbourne on June 9th, where a family friend will be taking me in until I want to move out. Due to this safety net, I plan on staying in Melbourne for a few months, in order to get situated and accustomed to Oz. My first priority is to obtain a job with my working holiday visa.
I guess…

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I am having a hard time finding insurance options for my year in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Please dont recommend World Nomads because its simply too expensive. Should I buy from an Australian insurer or a US insurer? Any recommendations? Help please!

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Saw this and thought those looking for agricultural work might want to be aware of it. Granted, the workers discussed were from China, but the situation could apply to other workers:

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/140337/Chinese-fruit-pickers-underpaid-in-northern-Victoria

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Hi Everybody,

This is my first post on this forum so please bear with me. Last year, I visited Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) and thought the place was fantastic, so much so that I am wanting to undertake a year in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa within the next 12 months or so.

At present, I have about 7 years experience in the UK civil engineering industry practicing as a civil engineer and have worked for client, consulting and contracting organisations.

A few queries:

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We're planning to take 1 month to travel from Brisbane to Cairns in June-July 2016, stopping at national parks and other nature spots along the route. I've read that this is not a great scenic drive, but it does seem like there are lots of great places to see in between these 2 cities.

We know we want to go to Lamington National Park, the Daintree rainforest, the Whitsunday Islands and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. We've also read good things about Eungella National Park and other…

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Hi guys

Me and my girlfriend are looking to start some farm work for our second year working visa at the beginning of September. I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations on types of farms, maybe specific farms, or any experience which may help me find something suitable for us both. We're basically looking for somewhere with reasonable pay and living costs, cool people and a decent working environment. Not too much to ask... Haha. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for…